Backbone Mountain Climber's Log

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mad maximus - Aug 22, 2006 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Another HP  Sucess!

Fun hike. Very short walk to the top. Met a couple from SD that was on a 13 week tour of the US.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1991

No trail then, bushwhack up from WV side  Sucess!

Also climb nearest bump in WV


Tbacon251 - Jul 31, 2006 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Nice H.P.  Sucess!

After driving from PA’s high point, we made the summit after a short climb. There was not much of a view on top, but the pick nick table was great to sit on. After signing the registry and taking a few pic’s we walked back down.


NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

Standard Trail  Sucess!

HP #3...from Spruce Knob and via the smallest church in the lower 48 to the tree crowded top of Backbone Mountain. Fun little power hike.


moneal - Jul 10, 2006 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

Shot over from WV HP  Sucess!

Came over from the WV highpoint to bag this one. Shared it with a horse

granddeity - Jul 5, 2006 9:57 pm

Standard Trail  Sucess!

We hiked up the lush trail in high heat and high humidity.


RyanS - May 20, 2006 4:16 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Erin and I hiked up Backbone in the rain yesterday. No views to speak of, but we had fun scrambling on the slippery rocks near the state boundary marker. Then we drove on to bag the PA highpoint.


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 11:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2006

Backbone Mountain  Sucess!

Started the day in Norton, VA and drove through West Virginia to get to the trailhead. Very nice evening hike. Well-marked trail. Nice summit. Mailbox, register, and certificates for hikers who complete this HP. HP #13.


Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 10:31 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2002

climbed normal route from West Virginia  Sucess!

This was my 2nd of 3 state highpoints in one day and my eighth state highpoint overall. Great weather for early spring!


koz - Jan 2, 2006 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!

Highpoint #12. Headed out before dawn while the family slept at the hotel. Very foggy; surprised to find people camped at the summit. You gotta love any state that has a town called "Accident."


mtsptfam - Oct 17, 2005 3:44 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Trail to the summit Date Climbed: November 16, 2003  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed this mt. to the occassional rifle shot going off in the mountains around us. It's hunting season so wear bright colors. This was my 5th HP and my wife's 4th. The trail is fairly easy to follow, but at one intersection a few four wheeler trails all come together and it isn't marked well to see which to take. Other than that, a nice day with a little bit of a view since there were no leaves on the trees.


TLP - Sep 27, 2005 12:07 pm

Route Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

nice little hike. you get to pass a state border marker, and there's a little picnic table to enjoy.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 10:30 pm

Route Climbed: From Route 219 Date Climbed: November 8, 2001  Sucess!

Walked trail from highway.


climber404 - Oct 8, 2004 3:45 pm

Route Climbed: Only one to the top Date Climbed: June, 04  Sucess!

Very nice hike, especcially carrying both kids. Mixed in some geocaching along the way.


phillinley - Sep 24, 2004 12:36 am

Route Climbed: from rt 219 Date Climbed: May 21, 2004  Sucess!

silly false summit marker. gets me every time ;)


hgrapid - May 8, 2004 11:44 pm

Route Climbed: Rt. 219 Date Climbed: 5/8/2004  Sucess!

Nice day, blue skies. I got lost on the drive, but found the highpoint. I just missed the summit the first time, but this time it was in the bag.


MtnWoman - Apr 3, 2004 11:17 pm

Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

Very pleasant hike in the late afternoon.


Chris - Mar 22, 2004 10:20 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: Summer 1996  Sucess!

This was a surprisingly nice hike to the top, with some decent views. Easy trail to follow.


CharlesD - Mar 21, 2004 4:50 pm

Route Climbed: Standard West Face Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

A very nice spur-of-the-moment state highpoint. The path is easy to find thanks to the orange blazes and, despite the logging debris, it's a surprisingly entertaining and pretty hike. Took all of an hour or two. Very nice.


climber46 - Nov 10, 2003 9:52 pm

Route Climbed: Marked Highpointer Trail Date Climbed: October 12, 2003  Sucess!

My friend Michael, and I climbed this mountain as part of my state highpoint quest. I enjoyed the nice easy hike to the summit and enjoyed the unexpected view to the east. The Highpointers club did a nice job of marking the trail.

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